MMA Frank Shamrock getting sued by the WFA

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  1. Atmosphere

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    http://mafighting.typepad.com/mafighting/2007/01/breaking_news_s.html

    Breaking News: Strikeforce Sues Shamrock

    Lawsuit puts next week's Shamrock-Gracie Showtime fight in jeopardy
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    Late last week, rumors about the possibility of a court battle between Strikeforce and Frank Shamrock began flying around on nearly every internet message forum. Martial Arts Fighting Online has confirmed that the California-based mixed martial arts fight promotion has, in fact, filed a lawsuit against Shamrock in an attempt to enforce what it maintains is an exclusive contract to promote the former UFC middleweight champion's next bout.

    According to documents filed with the Superior Court of California in the county of Santa Clara, West Coast Productions, the parent company of Strikeforce, received a temporary restraining order against Shamrock, whose real name is Frank Alisio Juarez III, last Monday, January 23rd after it filed a complaint stating that Shamrock had breached his contract with the promotion by agreeing to fight Renzo Gracie in the main event of February 10th's Showtime network-televised mixed martial arts fight card.

    The temporary restraining order mandated that Shamrock as well as any other parties involved in the Showtime card immediately cease to further promote the scheduled bout between Shamorck and Gracie until the matter could be resolved at a later date.

    Subsequent documents revealed that West Coast agreed to have the temporary restraining order lifted under the condition that Pro Elite, the company promoting the Showtime card, and Strikeforce attempt to resolve the issue outside of court.
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    Should West Coast and Pro Elite not come to an agreement by next Monday, February 5th, all parties involved will return to court the following day for a hearing in which it will be determined whether or not Shamrock will be permitted to fight Gracie.

    On March 10th of last year, Strikeforce hosted the return of Shamrock before a sellout, record breaking crowd of 18,265 at San Jose, California's HP Pavilion, the home of the NHL San Jose Sharks. In 21 seconds, Shamrock obliterated another member of the Gracie family, Cesar Gracie, with a right hand. During Strikeforce's fight card at the HP Pavilion on Saturday, December 8th, Shamrock entered the cage in between bouts to announce that he would face rival middleweight superstar Phil Baroni, in a Strikeforce promoted showdown.

    Two days after he announced the fight with Baroni, Shamrock, oddly enough, showed up at a Pro Elite press conference where it was announced that he would face Gracie in the main event of the February bill.
     
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    on top of being an asshole, he's also a complete dumbass

    bravo, franky boy. bravo.
     
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    I swear he does this shit on purpose so it looks like he wants to fight people, but cant
     
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    I think you have a mistake in your title
     
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    good. I hope the card gets cancelled and they blame it all on Shamrock. The guy loves to talk shit(those stupid videos online of baroni) but doesn't want to back his mouth up. He's a fucking coward, anybody who might give him a decent fight he ducks.
     
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    oh shit :rofl:


    i'm slow today :hs:
     
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    Im going to go visit frankie.
     
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    Frank should sign with the WWE. What a clown. I've lost so much respect for both Shamrocks.
     
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    Is it just me or does he have a boner in that picture :confused:
     
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    He better be able to fight, I've already got my tickets!
     
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    you promised me pics of you wearing your shirt :squint:
     
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    :bowrofl: Showtime has to have the best negotiating squad on the earth. They even came out on top of breaching a contract

    http://www.graciefighter.com/?page=news

    "Date Posted: Thursday, February 1, 02:56 AM PST
    Strikeforce vs. Showtime Lawsuit Settled

    Strikeforce has settled their lawsuit against Showtime's Pro Elite and Frank Shamrock. The deal involves Strikeforce being able to air one of their future cards on the Showtime network.

    Strikeforce originally tried to sue Showtime from airing the upcoming Shamrock/Gracie fight. When the injunction failed, Strikeforce then sued Frank Shamrock for breach of contract. Showtime's lawyers stepped in and a deal was eventually agreed upon involving a Strikeforce show that could air as early as June on the Showtime network.

    There are now no existing barriers keeping Frank Shamrock from fighting."
     
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    that's Gracie Mag though...not very reliable

    SD has an article about this whole ordeal on their front page
     
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    can someone give me cliffs
     
  16. Atmosphere

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    really? the article's not that long

    i'l humor you though

    frank to fight gracie on showtime on Feb 10th, but was on contract with Strikeforce. Strikeforce sues Shammy and gets a temp restraining order from fighting
     
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    Oh yea. Been busy.

    I'm actually wearing it right now :wavey:

    pics tonight(girlfriend has a digi cam, Im too poor to have one.

    On a side note, I got fired last night :(

    now im poor and unemployed.

    I really didn't want to go back to delivering pizzas.

    ugh.:wtc:
     
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  19. Atmosphere

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    have you seen his videos about baroni?

    his wit can't be outdone. it's unpossible
     
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    :bowdown:

    on your internet radio show for MMAspace? :eek3:
     
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    :eek3:

    make sure you record and transcribe it. i can help transcribe it later as an interview if you want -- i used to do some transcribing for when i worked for the DA :o
     
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    :rofl:

    will you guys be taking calls? :x:
     
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    trudat. try to take some caller questions though. or perhaps will you take questions via AIM/text message/email beforehand?

    "Bobby from Florida wants to know if you've made any recent videos of yourself working out on the beach in a thong"
     
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    :rofl: omfg
     

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